Besides being able to speak our minds to the whole wide world, another advantage of social media is to listen (or read I suppose) to others’ thoughts and opinions. And while this post is neither deeply spiritual, or controversial, I do hope to hear (read) opinions from people who have experience in my recent addiction to needles.
Not those needles, silly!
It all began when someone asked me if I had ever needle felted. As soon as I had to answer “no” I felt a sudden urge to learn to…felt. (There are so many “felt” puns that could be used here…I’ll try to restrain myself.)
Anyway, I immediately went home, watched some tutorials, bought some supplies, but it wasn’t until a couple months later that I gave it my first shot. Here’s what I made…
A teensy sleeping fox.
While it was a little nerve-wracking, it was also pretty freeing to just go for it. I didn’t have a pattern; I just kept poking until I got the shape that I wanted and then I added the details.
Next, I made a Waskawy Witto Wabbit…
He’s sort of crooked, but I kind of like him that way. Mischievous little thing.
And finally, this squirrely guy…
It’s funny, you know. I get pretty angry at the real squirrels around here, I’m still not sure why I chose to make one. I suppose this one has the benefits of cute-and-cuddly without eating my plants. 🙂
ANYWAY…the point of all this is that while I have found a few tutorials, I haven’t found as many as I have hoped for.
So, Dear Reader, if you have any experience (you or your friend, or your Great Aunt Lou) with needle felting, I’d LOVE to know. Anything…patterns, tricks, tips, types of wool, the best kind of needles, places to purchase, etc.
And while I have you, I may as well insert my cheap-shot commercial:
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